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Sunday, June 12, 2011

2011 Graduation #5

Graduation season, for me, is officially over.  My last graduation was Friday.  Although, I attended five, sadly no one provided any Dr. Seuss wisdom.


On Friday, even though the weather was perfect, graduation was held indoors.  Apparently, since the gymnasium is air conditioned it will always be indoors.  I'm not sure why, as graduation is so much better outside.


I saw just under 200 students receive their diploma, listened to five speeches and pondered why no on in the administration was wearing a cap or a gown.  Usually this is traditional attire.  Especially for those who have reached the level of Doctorate of Education. 

This graduation season I saw nearly 1400 students receive their diploma, listened to more than 30 speeches, saw grandmothers cry,  heard bull horns blow, watched moms lovingly attach mortarboards, and saw dads waver between manly handshakes or big boisterous hugs.

My favorite quote from the last graduation I attended was spoken by the high school principal and was also the class motto.  I think it is a fitting ending to my graduation posts.


"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough."


How are you doing so far?  Will once be enough?


4 random thoughts:

Amanda said...

I enjoyed reading your take on the graduations. And no, at the moment once wouldn't be enough.

David Allen Waters said...

I think once is never enough... ;)

Stacie said...

Graduation is always better outside! Somehow it's more joyful. Thanks you for visiting my post. I really enjoyed your blog. Stacie

Jenners said...

That is a good quote. Sorry no Dr. Seuss for you this year. And I agree ... outdoor graduations are the best.

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